WORLD Botswanan officials praise China's efforts in fighting COVID-19


Botswanan officials praise China's efforts in fighting COVID-19


12:53, March 15, 2020


Screenshot of the livestreaming of Botswanan President Mokgweetsi Masisi 

GABORONE, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Botswanan officials on Saturday praised China's continuous efforts in the fight against COVID-19 both within and outside China, expressing confidence that the end to the coronavirus epidemic is drawing closer.

Botswanan President Mokgweetsi Masisi commended preventive and treatment measures that China has been putting in place in combating the virulent disease across the globe.

"The spread of the virus is declining in China mainly due to the robust response measures the country has put in place," said Masisi when addressing health officials in Francistown, Botswana's second largest city.

Lemogang Kwape, Botswana's minister of health and wellness, told Xinhua in a phone interview that the dramatic decline in suspected and confirmed cases in Hubei province is a clear testimony that the battle is about to be won.

Briefing journalists online on Friday, Chinese Ambassador to Botswana Zhao Yanbo said China expounded on a variety of financial, fiscal and material policies to promote the resumption of work and production of enterprises in a bid to achieve socio-economic development goals.

He said China will send medical experts to more countries and regions in need and further strengthen communication and coordination with the international community. 

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